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The U.S. Supreme Court decided it didn't want to take
sides with the estate of Burne Hogarth against Tarzan, and a lower court
decided it didn't want to upset the Lord of Jungle either, when Johnny
Weissmuller had his day in court.
United Press International reported on March 22, 2004, that the high court would leave things as they were before Hogarth filed a suit against ERB Inc.
The news dispatch:
"WASHINGTON, March 22 (UPI) -- The U.S. Supreme Court Monday let stand a ruling that left the copyright of art in the 'Tarzan' books with the estate of the author, not the artist.
"The artist, Burne Hogarth entered into an agreement with the estate of the author, Edgar Rice Burroughs Inc., in 1970 to create pictorial versions of 'Tarzan and the Apes' and stories from the 'Jungle Tales of Tarzan.' Because the work was completed before the 1978 Copyright Act, the case was governed by the 1909 Copyright Act. In 2000, Hogarth's estate and family filed suit against ERB Inc., asking a federal judge to assign them the copyright to the artwork. Hogarth was an independent contractor, not an ERB Inc. employee, they argued. Hogarth assigned his copyright renewal right to ERB Inc., they conceded, but died before that renewal came about -- leaving the renewal right to his family, his estate contended.
"A federal judge and a federal appeals court ruled for ERB Inc., and the Supreme Court denied review Monday without comment."
An interview with Hogarth:
The UPI story:
ERBlist ERBmania's background and legal details:
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